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H.R. 466: Paris Climate Accord Accountability Act

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Maybe Rick Blaine was wrong in Casablanca, and we won’t always have Paris.


Human-caused global warming is real. To ameliorate this problem, representatives of almost all the world’s nations met in France in 2015 to hammer out an international deal with hopes of ameliorating the climate crisis. The resulting Paris Climate Agreement (or Accord) set ambitious — albeit voluntary and non-binding — benchmarks for nations’ carbon emissions.

The president can unilaterally decide whether the U.S. is party to the agreement. Barack Obama single-handedly joined it, then Donald Trump single-handedly left it (making the U.S. the only country in the world to back out), then Joe Biden single-handedly rejoined it. But Congress controls federal spending. So while Republicans can’t stop the Biden administration from rejoining the agreement, …

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Anthony Gonzalez

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 25, 2021

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9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 25, 2021

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